This Mega Combo tour gives you the opportunity to try out almost all the adventures that make Costa Rica famous and you get to do them all in one day! While the order of events may vary, included in this package are: a choice of zipline or hanging bridges tour, a choice of a 2 mile horseback or tractor ride that takes you to a natural hot springs where you can soak in mineral waters and take a mud bath, a visit to the beautiful Salitral Waterfall, an amazing 1300 foot waterslide down the mountain through the rainforest and a delicious buffet lunch!During each tour activity, your group will be coupled with an experienced guide who will point out any wildlife that might be visible in the forest canopy on the day of your visit. Living on the property are monkeys, iguanas, sloths and a diversity of birds, to name just a few.
Ziplining is one of the most adrenaline-pumping activities on the itinerary. There are 10 cables and 11 platforms that will take you gliding through the tree canopy and allow you to see the rainforest from a totally different perspective. Your guides will provide helmets, harnesses and safety instructions before heading out with you on your adventure.
Alternatively, you may prefer to look down into the jungle canopy while hiking over hanging bridges suspended above and within the trees. Nature enthusiasts, who prefer taking their time to observe their surroundings, find that this option is just as fun, walking through and above the forest on very secure metal bridges attached by steel cables.
Horseback Riding in Buena Vista is a wonderful way to connect with what nature has to offer as you amble through the countryside saddled up on a well trained horse. You will be matched with your horse according to your riding ability and given a helmet along with safety instructions before going on the guided ride. The trail is 2 miles long with stunning views of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. You’ll ride until you reach the hot springs where you can stop to luxuriate in the warm waters. If you would prefer to visit the hot springs by tractor instead of by horseback, your guide will be more than happy to make those arrangements for you.
The hot springs at Buena Vista are fed into naturally landscaped pools and are heated by the geothermic activity of the Rincon de La Vieja Volcano. They are naturally warm and full of minerals, great for relaxation and rejuvenation especially after zipping and hiking and horseback riding! Be sure to bring your bathing suit and towel for this portion of the tour.
A short walk from the hot springs is the Salitral Waterfall, a beautiful site to see. This small but mighty waterfall is situated in the middle of the rainforest and pours down a towering rock face. It is a great place to sit and relax, meditate or take incredible photos of the beauty surrounding you.
One of the most unique activities in this combination package is the mountain waterslide, also known as the Jungle Slide. It is 1300 feet long and weaves down the mountain through the rainforest. You will be given an inflatable tube to use to ride in the open flume on your thrilling decent down the waterslide.
This full day Mega Combo tour is filled with fun allowing travelers to experience almost all the adventures for which Costa Rica is well known. To top it all off, a delicious buffet lunch is also provided during the tour.
Please bring comfortable hiking clothing and shoes, bathing suit and towel, camera, and bottle of water. Long hair must be covered and contained for some of the activities. Transportation is NOT included from hotels other than Buena Vista Lodge.
Latitude: N 10° 47' 47"
Longitude: W 85° 24' 16.95"
The tour was much more relaxed than we were expecting. It was nice to be able to have some downtime between activities if we chose to have it.